Electronic Visualisation in Chemistry: From Alchemy to Art

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Harrison, K, Bowen, JP and Bowen, AM (2013). Electronic Visualisation in Chemistry: From Alchemy to Art. EVA London 2013 Conference Proceedings, Electronic Workshops in Computing. London 29 - 31 Jul 2013 London South Bank University.
AuthorsHarrison, K, Bowen, JP and Bowen, AM
Abstract

Chemists now routinely use software as part of their work. For example, virtual chemistry allows chemical reactions to be simulated. In particular, a selection of software is available for the visualisation of complex 3-dimensional molecular structures. Many of these are very beautiful in their own right. As well as being included as illustrations in academic papers, such visualisations are often used on the covers of chemistry journals as artistically decorative and attractive motifs. Chemical images have also been used as the basis of artworks in exhibitions. This paper explores the development of the relationship of chemistry, art, and IT. It covers some of the increasingly sophisticated software used to generate these projections (e.g., UCSF Chimera) and their progressive use as a visual art form.

Year2013
JournalEVA London 2013 Conference Proceedings, Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC), British Computer Society, 29-31 July 2013
PublisherLondon South Bank University
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Print31 Jul 2013
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Deposited10 Jan 2017
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